At least two ways of finding content

Definition At least two of the following features must be provided for finding content in a website: a website search feature; a list of links on the home page to all pages in the website; a list of links on each page for navigation between pages; bread crumb links on each page for hierarchical navigation of the website and/or a dedicated page that serves as a site map of all the pages in the website.
Purpose
  • One of the fundamental features of the web is the provision of easy access to useful information. By providing multiple ways to find information within a website, people with disabilities are able to locate content in a manner that best meets their needs.
Required No for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.5 Multiple Ways (Level AA, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Site Navigation
Scope Website
Target Resources Website navigational links and search form controls
Techniques
  • Website search feature identified by the search landmark.
  • A list of links for navigation between pages using the navigation landmark.
  • Sandtrail/bread crumb links for hierarchical navigation of the website using the navigation landmark.
  • A dedicated page that serves as a site map of all the pages in the website.
Manual Checks
  • Verify that at least two of the techniques are implemented for finding content on this page.
Informational Links